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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls

 

These cake balls have all the delicious flavor of a chocolate covered strawberry.  A perfect Valentine treat for your sweethearts, or dessert any time of year.

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How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

I’m pretty fortunate to have a husband of 27+ years who doesn’t need the calendar to tell him when to be romantic.  I don’t know about you, but those days when he runs to the store when it’s below zero and snow piled up to his knees because I mentioned that I’m out of my favorite cereal…..that’s love.  When I’m feeling my worst, and he looks at me and tells me I look beautiful……that’s love.  When he touches me every time I walk past him,  accepts me and all of my flaws, eats peanut butter toast because I don’t feel like cooking, and makes me laugh every day…….that’s love.    Life with him makes perfect sense.  Every day may not be a Valentine’s Day, but I sure love how much he tries.  He’s my sweet Valentine every day ;) 

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So what is Valentine’s Day to me?  A time to celebrate all of the love in our life and a good excuse to eat chocolate and make pretty girly pink and red desserts!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls #recipe at TidyMom.net #ValentinesDay

Allison asked if I would make some cake balls for Valentine’s Day.  Since we all love chocolate covered strawberries at our house, she thought Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls would be the perfect treat to celebrate the day of love!!  Plus, who doesn’t love cake balls!

I’ve been making Steve red velvet cake balls for years, they are one of his favorite treats. Right up there with chocolate chip cookies and Coke

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I made a batch for Heather to take to the salon to share with co-workers and clients, and a batch for Allison to take and share with her girl friends at their anti-Valentine party.  These are almost as good as a real chocolate covered strawberry!

I’m so in love with the little boxes I put them in. I picked up these Martha Stewart Treat Boxes at Michaels a few months ago.   They are the perfect size.   They come with the little scalloped boxes, paper liners, ribbon and even the cute labels. Filled with cake truffles, they make a super cute Valentine’s Day treat to give someone. And they’re a little different than the typical candy.  It’s like cake and candy all in one!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls #recipe at TidyMom.net #ValentinesDay

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special way?

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: about 50-60 cake balls

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls

These cake balls have all the delicious flavor of a chocolate covered strawberry and make a perfect Valentine treat for your sweethearts.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix, prepared and baked
  • 1/2 can Strawberry Frosting
  • 1/4 can Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 6-8 ounces chocolate or 1 package chocolate bark
  • 1-2 ounces white chocolate for garnish (optional)
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake mix and bake as directed using a 9 x 13 cake pan.
  2. Let cake cool completely. Using your hands, remove cake from pan and crumble into a large bowl
  3. Add frosting and mix until a pink dough forms.(you can use a fork or electric mixer, but I like to just use my hands, squishing it between my fingers to fully incorporate).
  4. Roll in 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper lined sheet pan. Freeze the balls for at least 1 hour, until firm but not frozen. Right before removing from freezer, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted completely. Using a fork or toothpick, dip balls in chocolate and gently move it around, just until coated. Lift it out, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. Place on parchment lined pan. Push off fork using a spoon, or remove toothpick. Decorate with sprinkles while wet. Drizzle with melted white chocolate once dry.
  5. Refrigerate immediately to set.
  6. We prefer cake balls chilled, but they can also be kept at room temperature.

Notes

*I like to wear food-safe gloves while rolling cake balls.

*I use a one-inch cookie scoop to make cake balls, if you want them round (instead of flat on the bottom) roll into a tight ball with your hands after scooping.

*if my chocolate is thick, I will add a little dollop of shortening to thin it out, this will also make your chocolate more shinny.

*I have found using a toothpick is the easiest way to dip the balls in chocolate. you just remove the toothpick as the chocolate sets, and if you want to cover up the hole, just dip the toothpick in the melted chocolate cover the hole with a more chocolate - when it hardens, you'll never see the hole from the toothpick.

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Comments

  1. 1

    The inclusion of strawberry frosting must really accentuate the strawberry flavor. Great idea, Cheryl!

  2. 2

    So perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  3. 3

    Such sweet sentiments about your hubby!! These cake balls are gorgeous, and those boxes are awesome too!!

  4. 5

    Gorgeous Cheryl! Would you like my mailing address? Angie xo

  5. 7

    Love these! Do you have any type of trick when coating with chocolate? It always seems that I can’t get it smooth, or I end up losing the cake ball in the chocolate mix. Any tips would be great! :)

  6. 9

    What a great idea for Valentine’s. You’re so creative Cheryl! I’m definitely going to try and make these this week. :)

  7. 10

    I love these, they are so cute! Great photos too :)

  8. 11

    That toothpick idea is brilliant! I make cake balls from time to time and hate struggling with getting them off the spoon and ending up with a scraped spot that I need to repair. I am planning on making red velvet cake balls and will try that toothpick trick – thanks! It is also great to hear someone else gush about how wonderful their husband is and how amazing marriage can be. I am blissfully married to a fantastic man myself :)

  9. 12

    What a sweet post, Cheryl! And these cake balls – adorable!!! Pinning!

  10. 13

    YUM, these look amazing and I would love a box for Valentine’s day…these cake balls would be way better than any heart shaped box of chocolates! Thanks for sharing, pinned :)

  11. 14

    Such a sweet post Cheryl and a fun Valentine’s Day sweet to boot!

  12. 15

    Aw how sweet, you’ve got yourself a keeper for sure. Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!

  13. 16

    Stop, you’re first paragraph was beautiful!! These are the cutest cake balls ever!! Love the chocolate/strawberry combo :)

  14. 17

    Ok you win the best packaging award. Seriously not only do I love the idea of chocolate covered strawberries in truffle form, I also love how you made them look like a box of chocolates.

    (and thanks for linking to my strawberry shortcake truffles!)

  15. 18

    So festive Cheryl! Love the packaging!

  16. 19

    Super sweet, what a fun Valentine’s Day gift!

  17. 20

    love these!

  18. 21

    These are gorgeous – almost too pretty to eat but I think I could get over that and enjoy a few! Photos are beautiful!

  19. 22

    Those are so cute! They look like the truffles I made this week! I love your site, everything about it is perfect! Happy baking and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  20. 23

    I can relate to so many of the feelings you shared about Valentine’s Day! True love is the little things all year long (your husband sounds like a sweetheart!) but it’s fun to have an excuse to make fun chocolatey (and pink!) treats to share with the people we love.

  21. 24

    These look amaze-balls…even though my vote was for cake “truffles” ;)

  22. 25

    Cheryl, I just saw these on Pinterest and the pictures are just AMAZING!! I feel like I can just reach right in and grab that truffle. They just look so tasty! YUM!

  23. 26

    I love Valentine’s Day…but I also love my husband does things for me (and me him) all year. I think I need these truffles to make this year a perfect 10!

  24. 27

    I love your post Cheryl! All those everyday acts of love mean the most :)
    Great valentines day treat!

  25. 28

    My daughter will love these. We love chocolate covered strawberries at our house too! Your husband sounds like a great guy. I’m lucky to be married to a great guy too! Sometimes I take for granted all of the little everyday things he does and I think holidays can be so much pressure. Love should be celebrated all year and not just one day out of the year. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  26. 29

    I love these cake balls Chery and those boxes are adorablel! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  27. 30

    Perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! Your photos are GORGEOUS!!! Enjoy the day tomorrow with your sweetheart(s).

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